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2018-02-21 Tanganyika Province Faces Humanitarian Disaster
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency warns fierce ethnic clashes and widespread abuse in Democratic Republic of Congo's Tanganyika Province is propelling the region toward a colossal humanitarian disaster.

2018-02-21 Angolan President Sends Message to DRC Counterpart
[ANGOP] Kinshasa -The Angolan President, João Lourenço, sent on Monday a message to his counterpart of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), Joseph Kabila.

2018-02-21 Polio Outbreak Threatens a Global Crisis
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THE outbreak of poliovirus in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) is feared to spread to neighbouring countries as thousands flee the war-torn country.

2018-02-21 Two Aid Workers Killed, One Kidnapped
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -UNIDENTIFIED assailants have killed two aid workers and abducted another in the volatile eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-02-21 Stability Needed in DR Congo Urgently--Akufo-Add
[Ghana Govt.] The African Union (AU) has been urged to find an immediate and lasting solution to the deepening political crisis that has claimed many lives and displaced hundreds of thousands of people in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DR Congo).

2018-02-21 Lawyers Want More Victims to Benefits From Lubanga Reparations
[Lubanga Trial Website] Lawyers representing victims in Thomas Lubanga's case are planning to appeal against an order by International Criminal Court (ICC) judges that set the former Congolese rebel leader's financial liability for reparations at US$ 10 million. The lawyers say judges excluded "a significant number" of victims who participated in the proceedings against Lubanga and whom the Trust Fund for Victims (TFV) had already designated as eligible for reparations.

2018-02-20 President Lungu Opens Up On Kabila Meeting
[Zambia Reports] President Edgar Lungu has shared notes on his two day interaction with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) President Joseph Kabila.

2018-02-19 Former President Kaunda Urges Kabila to Promote Peace
[Times of Zambia] FIRST Republican president Kenneth Kaunda has urged Congolese President Joseph Kabila to continue promoting peace and unity in the neighbouring country.

2018-02-19 One Dead in Kabila Road Accident - Report
[Zambia Reports] As his men in uniform turn the barrel on civilians, Democratic Republic of Congo President Joseph Kabila has extended the maiming of people to motorcades.

2018-02-19 13 Million Congolese in Need of Emergency Assistance
[EA Business] North Kivu -Alarm bells ring as violence by hundreds of armed groups worsens in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-02-19 Five Nations Head for Polls This Year
[SANF] Five southern African countries are preparing for elections later this year as the region's democracy and governance once again come under the spotlight.

2018-02-19 Villages Burnt, Schools Looted in Conflict
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -RIVAL militia have burnt down more than 70 villages, looted three health centres and ransacked seven schools during ongoing violence in the northeast of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

2018-02-19 Army Hands Over Bodies of Congolese Soldiers
[New Times] Rwanda Defense Force (RDF) on Saturday handed over bodies of three Congolese soldiers who were killed during a recent attack on Rwandan territory.

2018-02-17 Probe Launched Into Attack By DR Congo Soldiers On Rwandan Territory
[New Times] Military experts from the DR Congo-based Joint Verification Mechanism Friday launched an investigation into circumstances under which Congolese armed forces (FARDC) violated Rwanda's territorial integrity by launching an attack on a Rwanda Defence Force base inside Rwanda.

2018-02-16 Congo's Mega-Crisis At Deadly Tipping Point
[Norwegian Refugee Council] Alarm bells ring as violence by hundreds of armed groups worsens in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Despite 13 million people now needing emergency assistance, the aid response falls far from meeting even minimum lifesaving needs in worst affected areas.

2018-02-16 11 Dead in DR Congo Rabies Outbreak
[CAJ News] Kinshasa -THOUSANDS of Congolese displaced by rebel groups are at risk of contracting the deadly rabies that has killed at least 11 people.

2018-02-15 Ask 'Dr. Love' - Mobile App Teaches Youth About Safe Sex
[Thomson Reuters Foundation] Dakar -Only one in ten Congolese women use modern contraception

2018-02-15 Electoral Process in DRC Records Evolution
[ANGOP] Kinshasa -The conclusion of the electoral process and the registration of about 46 million voters are the advances laid out last Wednesday by the DR Congo President, Joseph Kabila, in the ambit of the preparation of the general elections in this country.

2018-02-14 Refugees Risk Lives to Flee Ituri Province
[VOA] The U.N. refugee agency reports thousands of people are taking deadly flight as ethnic violence grows in Democratic Republic of Congo's Ituri Province.

2018-02-14 Kids Flee DRC to Burundi
[CAJ News] Bujumbura -THOUSANDS of unaccompanied children have descended on Burundi after fleeing worsening conflicts in the neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC).

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